Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Drake Bay Backpackers is a unique and off-the-beaten track hostel in Costa Rica’s remote Osa Peninsula, offering affordable lodging and food, genuine community-based tourism activities, and a rustic jungle setting in the quiet village of El Progreso, Drake Bay.

All income generated by the hostel goes directly into funding the environmental projects of the Corcovado Foundation! Book now to help protect nature!

We have a bar and restaurant onsite with vegan and vegetarian options as well as a yoga deck overlooking the river. We offer free rides in our Land Rover from the Drake Bay airport and pickups from the beach. We are the only establishment in Drake Bay that offers surf lessons at our private surf spot!

Please note:
There is no ATM machine in Drake Bay, so please bring enough cash with you for your stay. Although we can accept credit cards for your accommodation and some tours.

The guest can cancel free of charge until 1 day before arrival. The guest will be charged the first night if they cancel within 1 day before arrival.

Drake Bay Backpackers is located 6kms outside of the largest town in Drake Bay (Agujitas) and 20 minutes walk from a pristine Pacific beach. Our village, called El Progreso, is much smaller and more remote than the main tourist area. However, we offer all the same tours as you will find in other hotels and often have taxi for $15 available to and from the main town. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 6.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2018
    We had a very pleasant stay at drake bay backpackers hostel. Marvin and his family are very lovely and excellent hosts that at the end we almost did not want to leave. Because of its remote location, the hostel is perfect for a relaxed and meditating stay. Although the transportation to the hostel lasts about 25 minutes, don't be afraid of being in the middle of nowhere. The walk to the beach is very beautiful and does not last long. Marvin offers tours and is always ready for playing yatzee ;-)
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2018
    AWESOME PLACE. Marvin is a great host who we learned a lot from and had a great time with. We even played cards and hung out all night. Watch out. It's hard to get to with a 2 wheel drive and make sure you get there well before dark. It's a tough drive up especially with a manual car. Lots of nature, great guests, awesome facilities, great people in the area and even the pets are personable. Go, seriously.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2018
    I really liked my stay here, the volunteers and the owners were all really nice and helpful with tourbooking and showing around. Great meal cooked for dinner if you don’t want to cook on your own. I loved the location, because it’s out of the civilisation but you can still get to the beach in 30 minutes. The dorm was cool since you kind of get your privateroom, theres always one bunkbed behind a curten so you basically have your own room. Wifi didnt work too well but alright.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Jan 2018
    The wonderful helpful staff and volunteers made our stay exceptionally enjoyable. They were there for us whether we wanted to book a tour in Corcovado or a snorkeling trip. They also had great recommendations for local hikes.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 8.9


    18 Dec 2019
    Right near the forests in El Progresso this backpacker hostel has tours available for the day and the night, and tips on free hikes to enjoy in the area. Hostel is kept clean at all times, no shoes policy in place which makes it easier, beds have mosquito nets and there is a bar and restaurant. Staff are relaxed and friendly!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    26 Mar 2018
    Drake Bay Backpackers was an overall great hostel to stay at, however it was all too far from the beach and town of Las Agujitas. Marvin y esposa are wonderful and they provide a wealth of information about the area and connect travelers with tours. They offer meals for $6 which are so good! Lots of company at night, and also many board games to play. Comfy hammocks. Chill vibes. Clean facilities.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 Mar 2018
    AMAZING staff! Extremely helpful! Nice place just a bit too remote. Thankfully there is Access too free rides, and two well sorted supermarkets near by.
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Dec 2018
    Best staff in Costa Rica! Remote location, 25-30 dollar taxi ride to the hostel from the boat drop off. Not a lot of reasons to be in Drake bay unless you’re going to the National park or doing paid activities which are very expensive 90 dollars and upwards. Marvin showed me a good day walk from the hostel to the beach and back - was nice :) No atms but many places accept card payments
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games